About Kristin & The Fresh Find

Welcome to The Fresh Find!  My name is Kristin and I’m so glad you are here!photo 3-1 copy

Behind all the food, is that face over there. (Hi!)  I do all the writing, cooking, taste-testing and photography for The Fresh Find.

For the past decade, I have been an advocate for eating and living a healthy lifestyle.  However, after graduating from UCLA (go Bruins!), I did not find myself in the health and wellness industry.  Instead, I found myself at a major financial firm, extremely unsatisfied and working long hours.

To help get me through, I started The Fresh Find in Fall 2011.  My goal was to share healthy recipes that were easy to make.  I wanted to show that eating healthy is possible, even for busy people like you!

With the help of The Fresh Find, I landed an incredible job that was aligned with my passions.  I am a Regional Sales Manager for an Organic Chia Seed company and haven’t missed the financial world one bit.

My hope is to inspire others to start cooking, despite a busy schedule or lack of experience.  Cooking for yourself is the key to being healthier and feeling good.  I plan to share recipes that I love and I encourage you to try one out!

What You’ll Find Here

You’ll mostly find simple and healthy recipes that are vegetarian friendly– everything from Vegan Energy Bites to Green Smoothies to Vietnamese Spring Rolls and to Whole Wheat Biscuits.  There’s something for everyone.

You’ll also find some of my favorite restaurants in Austin, or about my travels around the world.

What do I Eat?

I eat everything.  I mostly eat vegetarian, but I don’t ever restrict myself.  I strive to eat whole grains, organic foods, and loads of veggies.  I also make sure to treat myself when necessary—usually with coffee ice cream or another bowl of pasta :)

My Favorite Things

I love the outdoors, sunshine, kick-ass workouts, sweaty yoga, wine nights, and spending time with my closest family and friends.  My favorite foods are my mom’s sticky rice, crab, pad see ew, and grilled eggplant veggie sandwiches on whole wheat seeded bread. Oh, and I loooooove oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Want to know more?

I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to contact me at thefreshfind@gmail.com.

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    Linda Flagler
    May 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Hi there Kristin! I found your blog after talking to Marla; we work together. You are a little cupcake! I am very impressed with your blog. I often think of you and how you used to bring “cha siu bau” to my house and now Costco sells it! Say hello to your family. Funny how I never see anyone in this little bitty town of Pleasanton.

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      May 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Mrs. Flagler!! What a great surprise!! :) Thank you so much for visiting, it means so much to me. I hope everything is going well, I still remember those days climbing in your front yard tree. And yes, the cha siu bau’s, I can’t believe Costco sells them haha! It’s so great to hear from you!

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    May 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Oh hey, girl;) so proud of your blog!!

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      May 29, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Thank you so much Kelly! You are too sweet. If you ever have any suggestions or want to contribute, I would love to have you!

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    Carolyn Aird
    June 15, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Hi Kristin, I found your blog because a colleague of mine at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition saw my Facebook page (@ ThousandPoundsOfKale) and suggested I Google a kale salad served at Green’s I believe in San Antonio,TX. I love your blog and congratulate you for taking this journey. If you don’t mind I would like to repost some of those fabulous food photos you have onto my page. Keep up the good work, and I will check back with you often.


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    July 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    So I don’t know how behind I am on finding this blog but I’m an Austin-ite (UT undergrad) that occasionally lusts over San Fran (but get all nostalgic when I think about not being able to live in Austin forever and ever and…you get it.) So to see SF folk loving on Austin makes me so happy :) I adore ATX and hope it’s continued to treat you well! Brb going to scour the yummies on this blog…

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      July 29, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Claire, thank you so much for reading! I am glad you found my blog and wrote me this note. It made me so happy! San Francisco is incredible, absolutely, but I must admit, my heart is falling in love with Austin. If you have any meal/food requests, please let me know :) Talk soon!

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    July 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Kristin!!!! Your old RA here :) Wow, I am so impressed and proud of you. I love Austin! I had the chance to visit a while ago. If I ever come back, I will hit you up. Congrats on all your achievements thus far babygirl :)

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      July 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Fong!!!!! Oh my goodness, what a great surprise! It’s so great to hear from you. Thanks for your note, I couldn’t have done it all without such an amazing and fun RA my freshman year haha :) I hope you are doing well, please definitely let me know if you are ever back in Austin. I would love to see you!

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    October 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    love you and love this blog!! GO GURL!! :) :)

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    April 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Congrats for your blog!!!! Big hugs from Guatemala! love all the recipes

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